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Pfizer New York Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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  • Not very good work-life balance (in 69 reviews)

  • job security due to cost cutting (in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    good compan to work with.

    Cons

    fast pace if you are lazy this not for you.


  2. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer as an intern

    Pros

    Great working environment and receptive employees.

    Cons

    I haven't found any cons yet.


  3. "Accounting Manager"

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, including summer Fridays. Average 401K but company makes additional contribution in lieu of old pension. Strong executive management.

    Cons

    Constantly acquiring and divesting assets. Health benefits are not as good as they should be for Pharma company. Parental leave policy is very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Consider making the parental leave policy better.


  4. "Director Strategy and Analytics"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong product portfolio, continuing investment

    Cons

    Revenue contraction driving aggressive cost cutting. Significant pending LOEs

    Advice to Management

    Invest in bio-similars to bridge transition, focus on partnerships or ventures to deliver information and product services in support of "precision medicine"


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great company - 14 years working with some very smart people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I spent 14 years at Pfizer (even though I didn't think I would be there that long), and here are the things I really liked:
    - very smart people, some of the best I've met in the industry; very committed to bringing cures to market
    - a global footprint that helps you understand how one makes and sells medicines across the world (so some very strong global exposure)
    - great benefits and recognition of the need for work-life balance, though work can be intense at times
    - a learning environment that allows colleagues to grow themselves. It's not just a paycheck at the end of the day - growing skills and learning is what kept me happy
    - commitment to compliance and "doing right by the patient" regardless of other drivers
    - focus on diversity; the leadership team is diverse, the board is diverse, and every hiring decision is reviewed with a lens of inclusion and diversity. It's not just women and minorities, but hiring with a focus on getting different viewpoints and talents on the table
    - New York City (though that's a con too - it's getting harder to commute in from the suburbs)! But the energy in the city is amazing, and I miss it.

    Cons

    - lots of reorganization; we restructured almost every year from the mid-2000s onwards. Sometimes it was needed but it was also disruptive at other times. Not sure there's a way to avoid it given Wall Street pressures
    - large company politics, which one will see in any large pharma. By and large, it worked out ok for me, but it may not be a place for someone who cannot maneuver in such an environment
    - commuting into the city steadily got worse over the years. Perhaps it will get easier after the new tunnel and the Amtrak renovations are done.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think Ian Read and his LT need my advice!


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focused on leadership development of employees

    Cons

    Downsizing headcount in recent years


  7. "IT support Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Consultant - Information Management Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant - Information Management Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pfizer (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked in CMC regulatory affairs, great learning experience in Pharma business and IT as well.

    Cons

    There is no downside of working in Pfizer as I wish I would have worked there fulltime.


  8. "Director, Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pfizer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Broad range of domestic and global opportunities
    Diverse portfolio allows you learn different therapeutic areas

    Cons

    No clear talent management vision/strategy for majority of the organization
    Culture has diluted with each acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your talent and understand their strengths and align those to the needs of the business.
    Constant reorganization is a distraction from facing the real challenges of big pharma - lack of innovation.


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, tuition support, recognized brand

    Cons

    old school thinking, rigid, not very friendly envrionment


  10. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pfizer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    making impact on patient's lives; strong leadership team who cares about culture

    Cons

    like other large companies, PFE can be bureaucratic;


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